Cardi B Wins Federal Libel Lawsuit Against YouTuber

The “Up” artist also wants justice for social media influencer Lauren Smith-Fields.

Cardi B has won her multi-million dollar defamation trial against YouTuber Tasha K who intentionally built a “malicious campaign” to damage the mega superstar’s reputation.

According to Billboard, a federal jury shared their verdict on Monday (Jan. 24) after a two-week trial and decided that the verdict LaTasha Kebe was deemed liable for defamation, invasion of privacy through portrayal in a false light and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

The rapper received $1 million in general damages and $250,000 in medical expenses.

In 2019, she filed a lawsuit accusing Kebe of attempting to defame her with salacious YouTube videos, PEOPLE reports.

RELATED: Cardi B Libel Trial: Rapper Says She Felt ‘Suicidal’ After YouTuber’s Allegations

“I felt extremely suicidal,” Cardi shared when she took the stand in a Georgia court on Jan. 13. She also explained that she had developed fatigue, anxiety, weight loss and migraines from the alleged lies. “Only an evil person could do that s**t.”

RELATED: Lauren Smith-Fields' Family Suing Connecticut Police Over Her Mysterious Death

In other Cardi news, the “Up” singer is now using her platform to shed light on the case of social media influencer Lauren Smith-Fields who mysteriously died in Dec. 2021 after going on a Bumble date with a white man.

On Sunday (Jan. 23), the artist took to her Twitter to share how she felt about the incident.

“Naa this man don’t look old and it’s not old at all and yet the media made it seem like she was wit a old ass man lookin to trick on her,” she tweeted. “I’m disgusted on how they spin the narrative specially because I see people saying online ‘that’s wat she gets.'”

In a follow-up tweet, she demanded justice.

A medical examiner ruled the death of the 23-year-old accidental and was caused by “acute intoxication due to the combined effects of fentanyl, promethazine, hydroxyzine, and alcohol,” a Connecticut's Office of the Chief Medical Examiner ruled on Jan. 24, CNN notes

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